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  • Freeman introduces industry-first open technology platform to facilitate connections across all points of the event ecosystem

    New platform, Fuzion by Freeman, simplifies technology integration, enhances the attendee experience and advances the industry Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, has announced Fuzion(SM) by Freeman, an open product ecosystem that acts as a foundation between digital solutions, establishing a common language that allows them talk to each other. Fuzion solves industry-wide integration issues between digital tools by connecting data across all points of the event ecosystem to create a seamless experience for event organizers and attendees. Event…

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  • Parq Vancouver celebration extends beyond opening weekend

    International resort destination ushers in new entertainment era in British Columbia The word is out: Parq Vancouver is the place to be. The opening weekend festivities are stretching into a full week of celebration and exploration, and with the Harvest Moon offering a show to visitors on the sixth-floor outdoor Parq, visitors are quickly discovering the wonders of British Columbia’s newest hospitality and entertainment destination. Parq Vancouver opened its doors to the public at 11 p.m. PDT on Friday, September 29, following a press conference hosted by President Joe…

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  • Planning accessible events for every body

    Chances are that if you are an event planner, you are able to move around quickly, you are agile and you are used to literally being on the run! It is a physically demanding job. This also means that because you are able-bodied, it might not occur to you to plan for people who are not as mobile. If this is not the case and you are always proactively planning for different abilities at your events, I congratulate you. This,…

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  • How a customs broker can add to the success of your next event

    By Diane Labbé Deegan Let’s say you’re planning a meeting in Canada featuring some international exhibitors. By holding your event in Canada you’re excited about the prospect of easily attracting worldwide attendees. You then think: “But my association is based in the United States. How do I get my registration and exhibitor material across the border?” More importantly, “how will my US sponsors and exhibitors” send their material? The good news is that the Canadian government, in an effort to…

    Contingency/Disaster Planning, Corporate Travel & Incentives, Event Operations, Travel Tips & News

  • Building positive working relationships with speakers

    A little bit of forethought can make a world of difference Speakers are the core of your meeting or conference experience. A good speaker can be what makes your conference exceptional, while a bad speaker can be the one thing that drags everything down. This is why your first step is to carefully select your speaker to ensure they will fit your audience, engage participants and boost the overall quality of your event. The relationship you build with the speaker…

    Event Branding & Marketing, Event Operations, Social Media & Technology, Speakers & Entertainment

  • The Omni King Edward Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom sparkles again after $6.5 million restoration

    Almost 40 years after its closure, and restored to its former grandeur, the admired ballroom opened its doors with a lively celebration Restored to its former splendor, The Omni King Edward Hotel’s elegant Crystal Ballroom was revealed at its recent grand re-launch event. After a $6.5 million renovation, the anticipated space is set to revive the glitz and glamour of Toronto’s thriving social scene. Home to the city’s most prestigious functions from the 1920s through the 1970s, the Crystal Ballroom unveiled its new look, almost 100…

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  • Palais des congrès de Montréal partners with a world leader in live event services

    The Palais des congrès is pleased to announce the selection of GES as its official supplier of event decorating services following a call for tenders. “We welcome our new partner, and are pleased with this agreement, which will add to the full-service offering we will be able to deliver to our customers. The Palais’ business development teams look forward to telling our customers about GES’ long track record and the role they can play in the success of their event,” mentioned…

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  • IACC and Meeting Professionals International form global alliance

    IACC, the only association to certify conference and meetings focused venues on a global basis, and Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the leading global association for meeting professionals, have announced a five-year global partnership for the mutual benefit of their members. The two associations will share event and learning platforms, including education delivered at annual conferences, regional events, and online as well as research initiatives. In the last year IACC has delivered education at European and US MPI events, including more recently at…

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  • Using video to help your clients get more from their next event

    By Dan Asselin Let’s face it: There are parts of just about every event that are unavoidably boring, boring and really boring. Dry content and droning speakers can take the life out of anything and make all of your efforts look worthless simply by association. Now, I’m not going to tell you that using pre-recorded video can completely solve this problem because I have seen lots of money and effort wasted on video that provides nothing other than a chance…

    A/V & Special Effects, Event Operations, Social Media & Technology, Speakers & Entertainment

  • Meetings Mean Business Coalition goes global

    American-led coalition will work with international partners to unite the meetings industry around the world The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMB), a cross-industry communications and advocacy initiative, is introducing a platform for industry professionals in every corner of the globe to better advocate for the power of face-to-face meetings. A newly created licensing agreement will allow partners in countries and regions outside of the United States to use MMB branding, messaging and research to form one strong, cohesive voice for…

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